Qualifier Module – Doctorate in Engineering

Qualifier Module – Doctorate in Engineering

8 weeks
Blended Learning, Online Courses - Distance Learning

Course description

Award: University Certificate of Study

This module aims to introduce students to the requirements of a Doctorate in Engineering (DEng).  It is aimed at those who have an interest in starting doctoral level studies related to their professional practice.

The module involves a reflective component exploring the following:

  • What is a doctorate?
  • How to develop a professional portfolio?
  • What is knowledge – academic and professional knowledge?
  • Philosophy of research. Professional development.
  • The Engineer as a Professional. Delivering a unique contribution to professional knowledge.
  • Identification and assessment of on-going research within their profession; Engineering Ethics, Engineers in Society, Responsibility in Engineering.

Participants will be required to identify a problem that is significant to their industry or profession to propose an appropriate approach to solving this problem. This problem definition will form the basis of a submission to the Professional Doctorate in Engineering Academic Board.

The module will be delivered during a 1-day workshop followed by support sessions (one-to-one, group, on-campus or online as necessary), to develop a reflective portfolio. The module will be assessed on a pass/fail basis after paper submission and presentation to the Academic Board.

Successful students can apply for a place on the Doctorate in Engineer (DEng) course.